The Myth of Long Ages
Denying the Creator
We are told that the universe is 13.8 billion years old and the earth trails behind at 4.6 billion years. These are well-known, accepted scientific “facts.” They appear in all our science textbooks and are propagated in all forms of media with few exceptions. Young Earth Creationists (YEC) stand on the foundational Word of God, acknowledging a biblical time frame of several thousand years. These creationists are said to demonstrate the highest form of ignorance in many circles.
Scientists who believe in denying deep time expressed in billions and millions of years of evolutionary change are thought of by evolutionists as not truly scientific and that they have actually caused tremendous consequences for the advancement of science. In 2013, Lawrence Krauss, a famous astronomer, theoretical physicist, and atheist, spoke on Big Think, a multimedia web portal which includes YouTube, concluding that: “Teaching Creationism Is Child Abuse.” He stated, “The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.” Lawrence Krauss believes teaching children about Creationism is a form of ignorance and a way of blinding them from reality. It supposedly withholds knowledge about the world they live in, putting them at a severe disadvantage for their future and continued scientific advancement. The world around our children is virtually infiltrated with evolutionary thinking in all the natural sciences. Krauss dogmatically believes we have to do a better job in the science classroom so that nobody will question the Big Bang and billions of years.
This belief system acts as his replacement for a Creator or Savior. It is primarily taught in secular schools and many other private and religious institutions who hold what today appears as science close to their hearts. We need to remember that scientists today are finite men who make mistakes and, for the most part, deny that they are following the handiwork of an infinite and divine author. Of course, we can understand why Krauss, like so many other atheistic scientists, have an abhorrence to Young Earth Creationists because he has chosen to believe in the Big Bang as his creator and savior as he states, “You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”1
Lawrence Krauss and other atheistic cosmologists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and the late Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) all proclaim there is no authority in the belief of the Bible. Hawking, when asked by a popular television channel, “Did God create the universe?” his reply was “negative” and he declared that the laws of physics would dictate — not God. Like most cosmologists, Hawkins believes that it took billions of years for evolution to do its work. The articulate Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is following in the footsteps of Carl Sagan, believes if you educate society in Creationist principles, which includes the young earth, people will not know what science is and be intellectually crippled in innovation and technology.
Unfortunately, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, the late Stephen Hawking, and many other atheistic scientists who are influenced by the no-God hypothesis are blinded in recognizing the deep connection to the Creator and the Word of God that paved the way to today’s innovation in science and technological advancements we experience today.
They have failed to recognize that the science they practice and pontificate rides on the backs of the many pioneers we consider the founders of modern science. These men and women were creationists that held the tenants of the Genesis account, including the concept of the young universe. The birth of modern science began with the awareness that the God of the Bible was constant, dependable, never-changing, absolute, all-intelligent, all-powerful, and did not need time to exist. He created the magnificent cosmos that gives witness to His glory today and made humans out of the dust of the earth with a purpose to have dominion over it, multiply and fill it. We were created in His own image so that we could partake in witnessing God’s glory. The Apostle Paul reminds us in Romans 1:20 of this foundational concept that God’s divine attributes can be seen throughout all Creation from all parts, in all directions, the big and the small, because His visible workmanship gives witness for all to see the invisible God. Evolutionists cannot say they did not know this testimony because in Romans 1:20 it says, “they are without excuse.”
Those who believe in the Bible and adhere to a young earth paradigm have an advantage. They understand that the God of the Bible is reliable, constant, never-changing, and has created the universe whether it be a small microcosm made of the invisible or the cosmos that amazes us in its number of galaxies, stars, and planets which all declare God’s glory. This is affirmed in Psalm 19:1-2,
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.”
The more we study the earth and the universe, the more we grow in the knowledge of the One who made it. When man is allowed to investigate the attributes of God in the creative act of making everything out of nothing, we become inspired to see what mysteries still need to be revealed from a loving God who lets us take a tiny peek into His encompassing glory. It’s no wonder the apostle Paul speaks about eager expectation that will be rewarded to us in heaven’s paradise.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the Creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:18-19)
History of Science: Young Earth Perspective
Modern Science has its deep roots in the scientific method that is taught in every science classroom. The method was founded by Francis Bacon (1561–1626) who wrote, “God of heaven and earth had vouchsafed the grace to know His works of Creation and the secrets of them.” The old Greek way of discerning truth by the deductive method was toppled with a new way of investigating God’s Creation with exhaustive, detailed, planned, hands-on experimentation. It would provide a new way to look at the world by asking questions and pursuing truth by the inductive method. Bacon was a devout Christian who believed in the power of God both in His Word and by His magnificent works of Creation as he wrote, “There are two books laid before us to study, to prevent our falling into error; the first, the volume of the scriptures which reveal the will of God; then the volume of the Creatures, which express His power.”
Our immense universe that stretches itself out into a seemingly heavenly infinity is a work of eloquence and beauty keeping the attention of the curious minds of those on earth. Johann Kepler (1571–1630) is considered one of the key founders of astronomy because he discovered the planetary motion laws. He was the first to publish a defense for the Copernican system where the sun was at the center and the planets revolved around it.
Kepler studied the heavens earnestly, seeking answers that he believed God would reveal to him. He said, “Great is God our Lord, Great is His power and there is no end to His wisdom.”
Kepler believed in a dynamic God as His creator and is famous for the phrase, “Thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” How can we measure such inspiration and enthusiasm to study God’s thoughts?
The eloquent harmony of the heavenly bodies moving in stunning order also attracted one of the most outstanding scientists of all times, Sir Isaac Newton (1642 -1727). Newton was a giant intellectual figure who loved the Word of God and spent most of his life studying it and worshiping His Creator. He gave us an insight into an orderly universe that we have never seen before with many renowned discoveries in physics of motion, gravity, light, mathematics, and even developing his own reflecting telescope in 1688 that still exists today as the “Newtonian Telescope.” He believed in hands-on science and experimentation. He hand-made his telescopes, tested new thermometers, and built an ear trumpet for those who had difficulties in hearing. He wrote,
“Natural philosophy consists in discovering the frame and operations of nature, and reducing them, as far as may be, to general rules or laws—establishing these rules by observations and experiments, and thence deducing the causes and effects of things….”
Many founders of modern science built a solid foundation on the biblical young-earth perspective. Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was driven with his strong Christian faith to find the truths of the Creator, similar to Newton. Boyle, Newton’s elder, was one of the founding fathers of the Scientific Method and modern chemistry. Newton, who took experimentation as an integral component of science, had great respect for Boyle and would confer with him on his research of the material that occupied the universe as an invisible substance he called “ether.” Like Newton, he dedicated time to God’s Word with a passion for proving the existence of God. He is well known for his lectures on apologetics.
There are many more examples that can be cited here but our space is limited. As we have demonstrated above, a belief in Creation and a young earth is not going to impede the advancement of science and our society. The founding fathers, Creationists in their times, gave us a framework that has lasted centuries and will continue to move us with the evolution and long ages or deep time. To believe in this deception is not science but will bring more chaos and destruction to mankind. To deny God as our Creator and Savior, as it says in Romans 1:28, “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.”
Fake Science – Deep Time
Evolution’s foundational concept is in long periods of time. It totally depends upon billions of years to produce the change for molecules to become man. Time is the magic wand that solves the problem for evolutionists. Time becomes their god. Students are taught that the force that resulted from Big Bang set everything in motion in all directions in space at high speeds so difficult to imagine 13.8 billion years ago. They declare that the universe came to be not by God, but by an abstract construct that has never been witnessed before because it was a unique and one-time event. They have taken God out of the equation, and atheistic cosmologists fervently hold on to it. There is a problem with this type of thinking.
The dating of the universe depends upon accepting the Big Bang cosmology. But what happens if the Big Bang is a Big Bust? Even though numerous underlining assumptions have never been tested or even observed, evolutionists wholeheartedly hold tightly to this explanation with much fervor and enthusiasm. For example, the singularity concept says that all matter, energy, space, and time exists in a theoretical point where temperature and density are approaching infinite, and then suddenly it abruptly explodes. This hypothetical construct based on one assumption after another is made moving out of reality into a good science fiction novel. It breaks the laws of physics as we observe them in operation. The genie is out of the bottle, and evolutionist proclamations need to be challenged on both an academic level and on a spiritual level. The Big Bang event, where it is presumed that all matter and energy expand outward and then coalesce to form stars, planets, and earth with precise factors to create life forms on earth including you and me through the process of evolution appears as a whopping fantasy. The singularity concept belies imagination. Now, to dismiss and ignore the fact that Kepler and Newton discovered order in the celestial systems and then humbled themselves to give the glory and honor to God alone is insulting and totally contrary to logic and intelligent rationale.
In all honesty, Carl Sagan, in his popular Cosmos series, admitted that this is “the biggest mystery we know.” Without a designated intelligent plan, how does order come about out of chaos? The laws of science see things on their own, degenerate, and fall apart under the second law of entropy. When an explosion takes place, has anyone seen order form? That might be oversimplification, however, no one on earth has ever seen star formation from space gas and dust called nebulae. It is based on speculation. Each star has the same components made of elements like hydrogen, helium, iron, nickel, and many other elements, yet does this mean they were born from each other? A tire, an engine, a tailpipe, a steering wheel are all components of a car; does this mean when these parts are discovered by themselves you can assume cars evolved from other vehicles? The components of the car are put together by an outside intelligence, not by randomness or chaos. Of course, the founding fathers of science acknowledged that creation had to come from God because it is evidenced by His magnificent design.
We also observe that the universe is moving apart at a celestial rate, which becomes difficult to get our minds around; our milky way galaxy is moving at 1.2 million miles per hour. The amount of energy needed for the expansion or inflation of the universe is tremendous and missing. There are numerous hypothetical theories proposed, but none of them has been accepted. Along with this formidable challenge dealing with astronomical inflation, there is another problem lurking. As one observes the universe’s dynamic movement of the trillions of heavenly bodies, astronomers have concluded that the universe is missing most of its mass and energy. The use of the term “dark” means it is missing. The universe comprises 68% dark energy and about 27% dark matter leaving us with only 5% that we can observe in the whole universe. Students are taught with fancy plank’s constant that if we move this expanding universe backward in time, it will arrive at 13.8 billion years. Again, this is all based on the Big Bang hypothesis taking place in the universe and neglecting all the problems mentioned before. But what happens if there was no Big Bang and instead there was a heavenly Creator who spun the cosmos together fully formed on the fourth day of Creation for all of us to see so that we stand in awe of our amazing God?
There is so much mystery and unknown about the universe that secular cosmologists feel free to make these broad proclamations without the empirical data that can be tested and observed today. They can spin their own stories, and the best storyteller wins the prize of being recognized by all secular Astronomers. There are innumerable problems as one looks back in deep time and attempts to report on it with definite certainty. It does not fit the experimental model that modern science has been passed on to us by our founders.
It is always problematic when one reaches back into deep time in all areas of science because one is forced to make many assumptions. Like the Big Bang, how do we know its beginnings and how it started from nothing? That’s a big assumption that evolutionists use to replace God. Whether it be dating rocks or looking at fossils, the origin of everything is always based on evolution’s deep time and beginning without any age. The other viewpoint is that created things have age throughout the cosmos. In the first week in Genesis 1, everything was created mature and with age. It had to function to carry out its purposes just like the first man, Adam. It also implies that the trees, flowers, insects, animals, microbes, and all forms of life that would be mature in the Garden of Eden. We know this because it is addressed in His Word that will last forever, “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)
1. Lawrence Krauss, author A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing.